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Nuggets host Hornets in basketball action

New Orleans HornetsDenver Nuggets
Jan 9, 9:00 PM | Pepsi Center

New Orleans Hornets vs Denver Nuggets Odds

2-6TEAM RECORD6-3

The Denver Nuggets host New Orleans on Monday, looking to build on their 6-3 mark against the 2-6 Hornets in NBA action at Pepsi Center.

The Nuggets currently sports a record of 6-3, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 8-1 ATS. The Hornets are 2-6 and 3-5 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Nuggets post a 4-5 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Hornets have gone 3-5 against the number.

View New Orleans vs Denver Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had the Nuggets installed as 13-point favorites in this particular matchup. The over-under number was listed by most sportsbooks at 191.5.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Nuggets at No. 5 and the Hornets at No. 12 heading into this contest. Handicapping models run by the computers at Odds Shark project a 103-89 result in favor of the Nuggets.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Hornets rank No. 4 in the league with 45.8 per game. That compares with Denver’s No. 18 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Denver is the NBA’s No. 21-ranked team at 5.4 per game, while the Hornets rate No. 29 with 3.6 per contest.

Defensively, the Hornets feature the league's No. 5-rated defense on the road, allowing 92.5 points per game. Denver, meanwhile, comes in at No. 6 in the league in scoring at home.

In their last action, New Orleans was a 96-81 loser on the road against the Mavericks. They failed to cover the 12–point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (177) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. New Orleans got 15 points from Al-Farouq Aminu but lost anyway 96-81 against the Mavericks on Saturday at American Airlines Center.

Denver was a 121-117 loser in its last match on the road against the Spurs. They covered the 4.5–point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 238 sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Danilo Gallinari chucked in 31 points for Denver on Saturday, but they still came up short in losing 121-117 at AT&T Center.

New Orleans Hornets Trends:
When playing on Monday are 6-4
Before playing Oklahoma City are 7-3
After playing Dallas are 6-4
After a loss are 2-8

Denver Nuggets Trends:
When playing on Monday are 3-7
Before playing New Jersey are 6-4
After playing San Antonio are 9-1
After a loss are 5-5

A few Hornets at Nuggets trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of New Orleans's last 6 games when playing Denver
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of New Orleans's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of New Orleans's last 6 games on the road
New Orleans is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games when playing Denver
Denver is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Denver is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against New Orleans
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Denver's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Denver's last 6 games when playing New Orleans

Next up:
New Orleans home to Oklahoma City, Wednesday, January 11
Denver home to New Jersey, Wednesday, January 11

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